Ust-Avam is located 300 kilometers from Dudinka, it is home to more than 400 people, mostly Dolgans, who are engaged in traditional crafts.
“Thanks to the new communication services, local residents can now contact their relatives, emergency services, and use government services. And also to correspond with friends or relatives through messengers, to find out the latest news via the Internet”, says a message published on the official portal of the Krasnoyarsk region.
The communication facility in Ust-Avam appeared within the framework of the Development of the Information Society regional state program. The base station was installed by the MTS company. At the same time, the work on its launch was complicated by the remoteness of the village. To deliver the necessary equipment, the telecom operator had to make several helicopter flights from Dudinka to the village. When installing the base station, the equipment that can withstand low subzero temperatures was used.
“In 2020, the settlements of the Arctic zone were able to take part in the regional state program for the first time. At the moment, Ust-Avam is the northernmost settlement that took part in our state program. There is a need to continue this practice in 2021–2022, since we understand that the development of the Arctic zone is impossible without the development of communication infrastructure”, said Nikolay Raspopin, Minister of Digital Development of the region.
It is also reported that about 118 million rubles were allocated to the territory of the region for the communication services organization this year within the framework of the regional subsidy. These funds will be used to build 20 antenna mast structures, thanks to which, for the first time, 19 settlements will be provided with cellular services and another 20 settlements – with cellular communications and mobile Internet.
Earlier, the This Is Taimyr reported that by the end of 2021, 153 socially significant objects in the Arctic zone will be connected to the Internet.
Text: Mikhail Tuaev, Photo: dela.ru